Tilapia in Thai sauce

Tilapia in Thai sauce

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(47 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
Use this sustainable white fish in place of cod, to make an easy one-pan supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Dairy-free
  • Nut-free
  • Egg-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal328
  • fat14g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre0g
  • protein28g
  • salt2.94g
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  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 4 spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • small piece fresh ginger, finely chopped



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • juice 1 lime, plus 1 lime chopped into wedges, to serve



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • handful Thai basil leaves or coriander leaves



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…


  1. Coat the fish fillets in the cornflour, then set aside. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan, sizzle the fillets for 2-3 mins on each side until crisp, then remove and keep warm. In the same pan, briefly fry the spring onion, garlic and ginger, then add the soy sauce, brown sugar and lime juice and simmer until slightly syrupy. Spoon the sauce over the fish, scatter with chilli, Thai basil or coriander, then serve with the lime wedges.

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25th Aug, 2011
18th Aug, 2011
happening on tilapia today in waitrose, I searched for a suitable recipe online and found this - improvised all the way with whatever I had to hand- equal quantities of palm sugar and soy sauce, a lemon instead of lime, a green Lebanese chilli instead of the red, and coriander , no ginger - I didn't have any, and it was still delicious, Judging from the groans of pleasure from the family, and orders make it again next week, I'd say it is a definite hit. And so easy to make ! Thank you barney
18th Jul, 2011
I added one thinly sliced onion to the garlic and ginger sauce. Very good recipe.
31st May, 2011
Absolutely delicious, am new to this website and this was the first dish i cooked, so tasty could not believe this was something i had cooked!
24th May, 2011
I made this last night and it was pretty good! Would make it again... served it with egg fried rice with a splash of soy sauce in it!
10th May, 2011
Delicious! I made double quantities of sauce and served it with coconut rice. The whole family loved it and it was quick and easy to make. What more can you ask for in a recipe!
7th May, 2011
delicious, first time we’d tried tilapia & this recipe certainly complemented the fish.
3rd May, 2011
We thought this was very delicious but would double the sauce ingredients next time, as others have previously suggested. Served with Thai noodles.
22nd Apr, 2011
Served ours with small cod steaks. I put a handful of prawns in with the sauce. New baby potatoes, sugar snaps and spinach out of the garden made a great saturday night supper - yum!
4th Apr, 2011
i made this for dinner this evening and it was fantastic!! so tasty, the tilapia was meaty with crispy edges and the thai sauce was amazing!! i think this'll be a firm staple for dinnertimes


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